Hand Propping a Cirrus Goes Badly
This guy was lucky he wasn't killed earlier this month. I'm assuming he set the brakes, but I find the brakes often won't hold a Cirrus in place at 1700 rpm during the run up, so I would never trust them for something like this. It does make one wonder how difficult it would have been to either chock the wheels or find a qualified person to sit in the airplane. As usual, haste makes waste.